From October to April, LIHS meet at St. Mary's Community Hall, St. Mary's Avenue, Braunstone Lane, LE3 3FT generally on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm but check Winter Progranme page. Designed to appeal to everyone, topics cover a variety of subjects related to local history and industrial archaeology. We are also building a digital collection of images and past Bulletin articles.
Between May and September, visits are arranged to places and areas of particular interest to members. In the past we have arranged weekends away in Wales or the Lake District. More recently our visits have been half or whole day excursions and local evening visits. As well as the obvious subject interest, the social aspect of these meetings is important to us. See Summer visits and Past visits.
Above: Past weekends organised by LIHS
We can often offer help and advice to other groups and individuals on related topics, and thanks to the generosity of donors, we have a small collection of printed matter including books and leaflets which is available to members for information and research.
Visitors are always welcome to attend for a small fee. We publish a newsletter twice a year, and a substantial Bulletin as and when work is completed. See publications. We are affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) and to the Leicestershire Archaeology and Historical Society (LAHS), which has just celebrated its 150th anniversary, and several of our members also support this organisation.
LIHS members working on the lead mining site of Esgair Hir
in Cardiganshire in the 1980s.